The Master of Arts in International Studies is an academically rigorous, thesis-driven, two-year program focused on critical social analysis and issues of power and inequality.
Students in the program investigate the underlying conditions and histories of contemporary issues and analyze scholarship using approaches from critical social and cultural theory, and international political economy. Each course challenges students to analyze the multiple ways that inequality and oppression are made manifest and to strategize for social change in a way that bridges theory and practice. Many students go on to pursue a doctorate or professional degree. Other graduates work within nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations, and a range of international diplomatic entities in the fields of human/indigenous rights, environment, peace and conflict resolution, alternative economic development and humanitarian aid.
Master of Arts in International Studies